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Orphan Black: Season 1 Refresher

Apr 15, 2014

Being a fan of Orphan Black is difficult. On top of trying to convert all of your friends to this amazing TV show, you also have the added burden of trying to keep up with all of the insanity the show throws at you. So before our first recap on April 19th, let’s take a look at what we’ve learned about our Tatiana Maslanys last season! Continue reading

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Thought Bubble: Amazon Acquires ComiXology

By Heather Knight
Apr 15, 2014

Once the ComiXology brand is linked with Amazon, a retailer like Heather Knight fears the worst. Here’s why. Continue reading

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CONTEST: See an Advance Screening of TAPPED OUT in TORONTO!

By Dork Shelf
Apr 14, 2014

Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to an advance screening of Tapped Out in Toronto on Thursday, April 24th at 7:30pm, courtesy of Dork Shelf, Hackybox Pictures, and VVS Films. Continue reading

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Hail Review

Apr 14, 2014

Hail is a purposefully uneasy and gorgeous looking and sounding story of one man trying to adjust to life outside of prison. It’s as emotionally charged and lyrical as a love poem and as raw as the coldest of winter evenings. It’s one of the best Australian films of the new century and it’s playing in Toronto for one night only. Continue reading

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Collect Yo’ Shelf: Sex Criminals

By Dennis Hall
Apr 14, 2014

In the year 2013, there appeared to be a hole in the comedic genre of comics, and if you want holes filled, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky are just the two degenerates to do it with Sex Criminals. Continue reading

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Journey to the West Review

Apr 14, 2014

While it’s fun in spots and director Stephen Chow is bringing a great amount of his trademark ambition and imagination, Journey to the West is an ungainly and strangely distancing mess. Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Episode 4.2 Recap

By Peter Counter
Apr 13, 2014

“The Lion and the Rose” makes it through the treacherous woods of first act exposition – in the first half, no less – and then celebrates by throwing viewers a party that no one is going to forget anytime soon. Continue reading

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Geek Hard Podcast: Episode 204

By Dork Shelf
Apr 13, 2014

On this episode we review Back in the Day starring Morena Baccarin, Michael Rosenbaum, and Nick Swardson. We also take a look forward with our annual Summer Movie Preview. Continue reading

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Hannibal Episode 2.7 Recap

By Peter Counter
Apr 12, 2014

The middle hour Hannibal’s thirteen episode season, “Yakimono” is tasked with wiping the slate clean for a strong second half story arc. Hannibal Lecter is in complete control and no one, not even characters from the books, are safe from his voracious appetite. Continue reading

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Douche Ranking Game of Thrones: Episode 4.1

Apr 11, 2014

Quite a few characters on Game of Thrones tend to be well… douches. The wonderful thing about the show, however, is that you never know what end of the douche-awesome spectrum each character will end up on from week to week. Dork Shelf has decided to help you keep track of where George R. R. Martin’s imagination children stand each episode with our newest feature: Douche Ranking Game of Thrones! Continue reading

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Community Episode 5.12 Recap

By Peter Counter
Apr 11, 2014

Dan Harmon, like a one man Save Greendale Committee, has returned to a ruined school and turned it back into the place we most want to visit on Thursday nights, showing us the difference between stories and sandwiches. Continue reading

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Oculus Review

Apr 11, 2014

Oculus is a smart, well acted, and deeply scary film that never treats the audience for a horror film like brain dead zombies who just want a gory, lazy geek show with a bunch of loud noises, whip pans, and smash cuts. Continue reading

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Rio 2 Review

Apr 11, 2014

The appeal of Rio 2 to adults will be quite minimal since it’s designed and calculated to be the best possible babysitter for undiscriminating tykes who have never seen any movies outside of the first Rio. Continue reading

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Draft Day Review

Apr 11, 2014

Although a bit over directed and having precious little clue how an NFL franchise is actually run, Draft Day remains a largely entertaining sports comedy designed specifically for people who hate sports comedies. Continue reading

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Interview: Mike Flanagan

Apr 10, 2014

We catch up with Oculus director Mike Flanagan to talk about adapting his own short to feature length, why it’s hard to pitch a movie about a killer mirror, how his lead actors went to great lengths to research their roles for a simple genre film, and how he kind of nerded out working with cast members from Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica. Continue reading

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Interview: Carlos Saldanha

Apr 10, 2014

We talk to Rio 2 director Carlos Saldanha about how the sequel came together, presenting ecological messages to children, the sounds and colour of Rio, and the creation of one of the most memorable character of the year that he thinks deserves a lot more credit (and rightfully so). Continue reading

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The Raid 2 Review

Apr 10, 2014

Fans of Gareth Evans’ previous bone crunching, face bashing, knife twisting, Indonesian action masterpiece The Raid will probably adore the fact that the ass kicking stakes have been raised considerably for the sequel. But hopefully they also appreciate the extra added effort to make a sequel that’s actually worth talking about beyond just the action sequences. Continue reading

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Focus on Images Festival 2014

Apr 10, 2014

We take a look at some of the many highlights from this year’s Toronto Images Festival, one of the most exciting times of the year for fine arts in Canada since the late 80s. Continue reading